radagast83 (4524) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a dark, motor oil ink, black color with a dark tan head. Aroma was chocolate noes, bourbon, espresso coffee notes in there as well. Bitterm malts, chocolate, bourbon and roast dominate this particular beer. Vanilla on the edges. There’s a lot of warming, but it is smooth and well rounded and not too hot or too boozy. Quite a good one.
Jesterdeal (1842) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of caramel, chocolate, and toffee. Pours black with a small Brown head. Taste is delicious with toffee, oak, chocolate, and marshmallow. Tasty. I like it better than black ops.
Sarlacc83 (702) - Oregon, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle at the Beermongers
A: Thick, lightless black. A thin mocha ring for a head.
N: Caramel and an overdose of vanilla. Really nice bourbon in the nose. Chocolate expressed under espresso. Brown sugar.
T: In turns bitter and sweet, though neither one takes hold nor shows much power. Oak is well-integrated.
M: Watery and not nearly as heavy as I’d like.
O: A solid rendition of the style, but it lacks complexity and oomph.
Drake (8186) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Beer Run, 9.6% ABV. Pours a dark brown color with a thin creamy brown head. Fair head retention. Aroma of huge whiskey notes, wood, vanilla, caramel, mild roasted malts. The taste is vanilla, whiskey, roast, wood, bitter chocolate, bitter hops. Medium bodied, slight lingering bitterness.
Bule (728) - California, USA - AUG 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Taps in Petaluma. Pours a dark black color with a thick brown head. Bourbon aroma and flavor. Mild bourbon flavor with roasted malt. Alcohol not too noticeable.
Jerm719 (105) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge nose, lots of bourbon. Lightly roasted coffee, dark fruits, mint, marshmallow. Balanced, fairly thin body. Nice oaky bourbon flavors shine through.
Thisis12ptfont (831) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very roasty aroma with notes of chocolate, smoke, coffee, light bourbon and fudge. Solid black appearance with a nice brown lacing. Very well balanced flavors of toffee, nougat, bourbon, raisins, rich, dark chocolate, light espresso and faint plums. Finish leaves a tamed alcohol burn on the palate with resin and coffee notes. Overall, this is a very well balanced Imperial Stout. All the flavors work in harmony to bring a pleasing and drinkable ale to you. I’d give this an A rating.
ABUSEDGOAT (2350) - California, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour, small tan head. Aroma dominated by bourbon, chocolate is also present. Lesser notes of roast, light hop bitterness. Medium bodied, somewhat watery mouthfeel, bourbon and chocolate dominate. Pretty tasty.
blutt59 (6004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, dense black color with some thin foam , heavy bourbon aroma and flavor with some chocolate roast notes , thin finish
50belair (2205) - Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, ’09 vintage. Dark brown pour with a kaki head. Bourbon and cola aromas. Big cheap bourbon notes with cola and caramel malt undercurrents. Decent mouthfeel and body.